In this article, we will be discussing a common issue that users encounter with the Snap Store in Ubuntu 20.04. We will provide detailed solutions on how to fix this problem.
Understanding the Issue
Snap Store is an app store with an audience of millions. It offers thousands of applications available for installation on any Linux distribution that supports snap packages. However, some users have reported issues with the Snap Store not launching in Ubuntu 20.04. When trying to launch it from the terminal, they receive an error message: “cannot perform operation: mount –rbind /dev /tmp/snap.rootfs_8k8wWU//dev: No such file or directory”.
Solution 1: Uninstall and Reinstall Snap Store and Snapd
The first solution to try is to uninstall snap-store and snapd, then reinstall them. Here are the commands you need to run in the terminal:
sudo snap remove snap-store sudo apt purge snapd sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install snap-store
sudo command gives you administrative privileges,
snap remove and
apt purge uninstall the packages, and
apt install and
snap install reinstall them.
Solution 2: Restart Your Machine
Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best one. Try restarting your machine and see if the Snap Store is working again.
Solution 3: Fresh Install of Ubuntu 20.04
If you’ve recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04, the upgrade process might have introduced some bugs. In this case, a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 might be a better option.
Solution 4: Install the Beta Version of Snap Store
You can also try installing the beta version of the snap-store. To do this, use the following command:
sudo snap install snap-store --beta
--beta flag tells the system to install the beta version of the package.
Solution 5: Download the Package from the Source
If none of the above solutions work, you can try downloading the package directly from its source instead of using the Snap Store. You can usually find the source code of most open-source software on GitHub.
While the Snap Store is a convenient way to install software on Ubuntu, it can sometimes present issues. The solutions provided in this article should help you resolve the issue of Snap Store not launching in Ubuntu 20.04. Remember to always back up your data before making any significant changes to your system. If you’re still having trouble, consider reaching out to the Ubuntu community for further assistance.
To launch the Snap Store in Ubuntu 20.04, you can either search for "Snap Store" in the applications menu and click on it, or you can open a terminal and type
snap-store to launch it.
Yes, you can install applications from the Snap Store on other Linux distributions that support snap packages. Snap packages are designed to work across different distributions, so as long as your distribution supports snaps, you can use the Snap Store to install applications.
To check if snapd is installed on your system, you can open a terminal and type
snap version. If snapd is installed, it will display the version information. If snapd is not installed, it will prompt you to install it.
To update snapd to the latest version, open a terminal and type
sudo snap refresh core. This command will update the core snap, which includes snapd, to the latest version available.
No, the Snap Store requires an internet connection to download and install applications. However, once an application is installed, you can use it offline unless it requires online functionality.
To remove an application installed from the Snap Store, you can open a terminal and type
sudo snap remove [package-name]. Replace
[package-name] with the name of the package you want to remove. You can also use the graphical interface of the Snap Store to uninstall applications.